Good weekend for foodies. Tonight, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. (or, I suspect, until supplies last) at White Water Tavern, as part of his farewell tour, Jonathan Wilkins is serving up boozy milkshakes in collaboration with Loblolly along with fried chicken and fried chicken and waffle tacos. The latter are outrageously good — taco shells made from Loblolly waffle cones, stuffed with spicy fried chicken strips, candied pecans and some sweet-heat syrup — and this is the last opportunity you'll have to get them for the near to mid future.
On Saturday, Southern Gourmasian and Little Rock Urban Farming are collaborating on The Southern Sundown Getdown, a tasty looking event at LRUF's G Street Farm. Using LRUF produce, Southern Gourmasian will serve the following menu:
Shrimp "Mocktail" - asian pesto, preserved lemon aioli
Potato Frico, Kent Walker Garlic Montasio, Beet & Carrot Slaw
Steamed Mussels with Thai aromatics
Southern Fried Okra - Sriracha Aioli
Tomato Salad, Thai Basil, Local Lettuces
Homemade Wasabi Black Eyed Peas
Quick Ceviche, Watermelon Pickles & Cilantro
All that for $35 or $40 at the door. Tickets, more info, here. The money benefits a new nonprofit, The Southern Center for Agroecology.
Finally, Times account executive Thanh Rasico, who does a little food blogging of her own at redkitchenrecipes.com, is hosting a cooking class with Donnie Ferneau Wednesday, July 10 at The Ridge at Chenal Valley. For $50, you get a three course meal, featured cocktail and a cooking demonstration by Ferneau. For details, call Thanh at 350-7112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.